Man Without Qualities

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

The Losing of a Constituency III

The justifiable frustration of African-American Democrats - who obviously have vastly less power and influence in the Party than their huge importance, coherence and past loyalty to the Party warrant - is becoming more palpable and vocal.

The Clintons have no political loyalties to anyone but themselves, and are perfectly willing to "triangulate" against the interests of other Democrats if that serves the Clinton cause. African-Americans seem particularly annoyed that Terry McAuliffe has been retained as head of the DNC, reportedly through Clinton support, at the expense of a more qualified and competent African-American candidate. Mr. McAuliffe appears to be a fund raising idiot savant without wider competence but with a political tin ear and repeated acts of excruciatingly bad judgment.

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